Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Waste

Cities globally, and at all levels of development, face both a resource and waste crisis due to rapid urbanization. The rate of waste generation will more than double over the next twenty years in lower income countries alone. The conventional approach on waste collection and unregulated disposal without the resource recovery are rarely sustainable, and have increasingly negatively assessed against economic, environmental and climate indicators. An estimated of 80% of wastewater produced is discharged untreated and many still defecate openly. These practices have serious health, safety, and environmental consequences especially affecting the urban poor.

The Waste CoP aims to provide thought leadership and knowledge exchange in sustainable waste management within GGGI and beyond. The core value of GGGIs work in waste to date has been around providing comprehensive solutions to municipal solid and liquid waste management based on the circular economy concept. GGGI promotes maximizing waste-to-resource opportunities in the waste value chain while contributing to climate mitigation and creating green jobs. For solid waste, GGGI develops policy and mobilizes green investment for waste-to-energy and resource recovery facilities in Asia, Africa and Latin America including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Uganda, and Vietnam. For liquid waste, GGGI designs and implements solutions to increase access to wastewater and fecal sludge treatment services in developing countries with a focus on valorization of wastewater. GGGI provides advisory services to policy, planning and bankable business models for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) and Fecal Sludge Management (FSM). The countries we work in include Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, and Senegal.

Projects

RW21
Countries
RW21-E – Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda
Start Date Q1
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Jobs
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UG 15
Countries
Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization
Start Date Q1 July 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 5,532,179
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Waste
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
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News

News • October 15, 2021

LNCCI and GGGI sign MoU to strengthen green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, October 15, 2021.  GGGI and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to strengthen collaboration and cooperation of both parties to jointly promote green and climate technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Lao PDR. LNCCI is the apex body in Lao […]

News • September 26, 2021

Closing ceremony of recycled sludge demonstration unit

As a component in our Luxemburg-funded project, the wastewater management experienced in the Tivaouane district held a closing ceremony from a demonstration unit treating sludge to become biofertilizers and biochars. The project was implemented with the municipality of Tivaouane led by our partner DELVIC that piloted the “Maison Familiale Rurale,” an active women association operating […]

News • September 26, 2021

Sanitation and Climate Change PRECOP 26 Webinar held as a part of World Water Forum 2O22

As part of its climate change strategy, Senegal has prioritized inventories on its national communications under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The contribution of the waste sector including solid and liquid waste was assessed through a broad consultation process with stakeholders. According to the NDC assessment, the waste sector contributes 11.21% […]

News • August 19, 2021

Morocco Steering Committee Event for the OWtE program “Organic Waste Energy Recovery Program in Morocco – OWtE”

Rabat, Morocco; August 6, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment-Department of Energy and key stakeholders, organized the 3rd steering committee meeting event for the “Organic Waste Energy Recovery Program in Morocco – OWtE”. The agenda of the meeting was to present an […]

News • August 19, 2021

Electronic Waste Management: A Promising Employment Opportunity for Youth in Uganda

Electronic Waste Management: A Promising Employment Opportunity for Youth in Uganda Photo Credit: Government Citizen Interaction Centre The amount of e-waste being produced – including mobile phones and computers – could rise by as much as Five Hundred percent over the next decade according to the UN. Such rapid growth, it argues, will create intractable […]

News • August 19, 2021

GGGI Uganda Team visits Mukwano Group of Companies

  L-R: George Lobo (Mukwano), Philip Muwanika (GGGI), Dagmar Zwebe (GGGI), Tonny Gadhoke (Mukwano) and Fredrick Barasa (GGGI). On August 4, 2021, the GGGI Uganda team visited the Mukwano Group of Companies factory in Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Namanve. This is a conglomerate based in Uganda, with operations in other East African countries. This […]

News • July 20, 2021

Senegal Civil Society Organization Training on Climate Change and Diplomacy

DAKAR, Senegal; July 13-15, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Open Society for West Africa (OSIWA), GGGI’s funding partner for the Non-State Actors and Vulnerable Communities for Climate Action project, co-organized a capacity building workshop on climate change and diplomacy. Various civil society organizations in Senegal successively attended the […]

News • July 20, 2021

MEET THE 2021 NOMINATED GREENPRENEUR FROM UGANDA – MR. PHILIP MUKURU

Each year, the best submissions from each participating country are selected to participate in the Greenpreneurs program. This twelve-week program is a global business accelerator and competition. It recognizes the efforts of young people from developing countries in the fields of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes; and green city development. Mr. Mukuru is […]

News • July 1, 2021

GGGI Laos Team held a stakeholder consultation workshop on the Decentralized Waste Collection Service

June 23, 2021, Vientiane, Lao PDR – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Lao PDR team in partnership with Vientiane City Office of Management and Service (VCOMS) held a full day consultation workshop on the Decentralized Waste Collection Service (DWSC). The meeting was chaired by the Director General of VCOMS, Mr. Bounchanh Keosithamma and Waste […]

News • July 1, 2021

Consultation meeting on Green Growth Agenda between Ministry of Planning and Investment and Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR

25th June 2021 – The joint technical meeting between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Global Green Growth Institute Lao PDR was held to review GGGI’s support and achievements over the past 5 years on green growth projects and introduce a new funding opportunity to implement some of green growth initiatives outlined […]

News • June 30, 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021

Global Green Growth Week 2021 (GGGWeek2021) Green Recovery, Green Jobs, and NetZero2050 SAVE THE DATE & CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (CLOSED) Oct. 25 – 27, 2021 (Virtual Conference) GGGWeek2021 is hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute. About GGGWeek2021 GGGWeek2021 will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive sessions and debates that will highlight examples of solutions […]

News • June 30, 2021

Sustainable Food Waste Management Contributes to Low Carbon Development in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) together with Waste4Change and supported by the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia and the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (UKFCDO) launched the results of the study of Food Loss and Waste (FLW) study in Indonesia at the FLW Management Strategy Webinar to Support the Circular Economy […]

News • June 24, 2021

An awareness raising visit in Tivaouane to promote the drainage service call center

The communication and behavior change campain implementing partner EVE developped an awareness raising visit in 3 selected neighbourhoods in the district of Tivaouane. The waste water component including in the waste water plastic waste and electronic electric waste in green secondaries cities through innovative business models for recycling and valorization project funded by the Government […]

News • June 16, 2021

GGGI Cambodia release their Country Planning Framework 2021-2025

10th June, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Global Green Growth Institute and the Royal Government of Cambodia have signed the GGGI Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2021-2025. The CPF is a five-year strategy that identifies the key green growth challenges facing Cambodia and determines priority interventions where GGGI can make significant environmental, social, and economic impacts. […]

News • June 9, 2021

Piloting the waste sorting in Touba as a side of the world environmental Day

Touba , the second urban area in Senegal and selected city in the wastewater, plastic waste and electric eletronic waste management project funded by the government of Grand-Duche of Luxemburg hosted the ceremony for lauchning the household waste sorting. As a side of the world environmntal day, GGGI in collaboration with his implementing partner for […]

News • June 8, 2021

World Environment Day : How GGGI is supporting Rwanda’s green growth strategy

5th June, Kigali , Rwanda. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has joined Rwanda and the rest of the World to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on May 5, under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative Rwanda said that the theme aligns with GGGI’s Strategy 2030 that […]

News • June 6, 2021

GGGI, University of Bristol and Kathmandu University launch the SCARE project in Nepal

On May 25, GGGI, University of Bristol and Kathmandu University, held an online technical consultation where the Climate Change and Sanitation: Accessing Resilience and Emission (SCARE) project was successfully launched. The launch event was led by Ministry of Water Supply (MOWS) under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary Mr. Sunil Kumar Das. The event was organized […]

News • May 22, 2021

New Norms for the Containment of Fecal Sludge : Enhancing Sanitation in Senegal

Less than 20% of Senegal’s population is connected to a sewer system. This means that the vast majority of fecal sludge is collected and contained on site, mainly in poorly constructed septic tanks. These tanks are leaky and prone to collapse, risking the spread of fecal matter into drinking water sources and the transmission of […]

News • May 22, 2021

Environmental journalists network trained on GGGI contribution in the Senegal NDC

A network of environmental journalists were invited by GGGI in collaboration with the ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development for a training workshop related to the Senegal Nationally Determined Contribution. AS a part of the roadmap for the NDC implemention program under Paris agreement  carried out by the Direction of the Environment, the seminar emphasised […]

News • May 17, 2021

Greening Uganda’s Urbanization and Industrialization Project Brochure Supported by the EU

The project aims to promote sustainable development and inclusive Green Growth in Uganda by focusing on green city development, green industrialization, efficient waste management and Green Growth Integration into planning and budgeting. This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth pathway. The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive […]

Reports

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities
Report
Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Headquarters, Kigali, Rwanda

Green Building Indicators  • Green building Technology  • rapid building assessment  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Carbon Pricing  • Green Buildings Minimum Compliance System  • Green Buildings  • waste management  • water

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kigali, Rwanda

rwanda  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)  • green rwanda  • resource efficiency  • GHG reduction  • existing public buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • Water consumption  • cost saving  • operational savings  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  • MINAFFET  • Rwanda  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • GHG  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • GHG emissions  • green building  • renewable energy  • waste management

Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste
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Rapid Building Performance Assessment of Administrative Office Complex, Kigali, Rwanda

MININFRA  • RHA  • MoE  • AOC  • waste  • existing public buildings  • Rwanda Building Code 2019  • green existing buildings  • Rapid Building Perfomance  • administrative office complex  • Mininstry of infrastructure  • Rwanda Green Building  • Rwanda  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Energy  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Buildings  • water

Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport
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Elaboration d’un Systeme de Mesurage, de rapportage et de Verification (MRV) au Burkina-Faso

Green Cities  • Burkina Faso  • Cross Cutting  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • MRV

Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy
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Evaluación de Potencial de Crecimiento Verde en Antioquia

Green Growth Potential Assessments  • Colombia  • Green Cities  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Sustainable Landscapes

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020) Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy
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Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review (2020)

Viet Nam  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Waste  • Solar Energy

GGGI Staff

Nathalie André

Sanitation Specialist and CoP Lead (Waste)

Ankit Bhatt

Senior Analyst

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